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Belvedere students build apps

Leaving Cert students Glenn Brannelly and Ralph Moran from Belvedere College were one of the 30,000 attendees at the Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin last week.  They’re both seventeen and were among the youngest participants. The two students are co-founders of the Hurry App, an app designed to improve the functionality of the Apple Watch.

They were sponsored by the AIB Hatch Youth Incubator Programme which they credit with giving them the impetus they needed to set up their own company designing apps. It also gave them the opportunity to attend the Web Summit, listen to mentors and immerse themselves in the start-up world.

This year, the Belvedere classmates have high hopes for another app they’ve got in design phase. Locadot is an app for iPhone and android users, which helps prevent people going missing via a secure broadcast mobile code. “With over 8,000 people reported missing in Ireland each year, our aim at Web Summit is to generate further interest and capital for our new app Locadot in order minimise these numbers,” said Glenn.

They’re pictured here with the headmaster of Belvedere College, Mr Gerard Foley.